Take the Bite Out of the FDA's New Menu Labeling Rules

The clock is ticking: applicable restaurants have only until Spring 2017 to comply with all new menu labeling rules.

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Sponsor: Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. / Studio D Creative




2015 Restaurant Survey Report

Get back to basics to get customers back to the table. In other words, restaurants that emphasize flavorful, quality foods served in comfortable, casual environments with convenient options will draw young diners.

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Sponsor: Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. / Studio D Creative




Drive-Thrus Driving Business

Time-starved diners are hungry for both greater convenience and good quality food, and they're converging on drive-thrus by the billions: 12.4 billion visits in 2014, according to The NPD Group, a market research firm.

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Sponsor: Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. / Studio D Creative


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NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

The editors of FastCasual, Pizza Marketplace, QSRWeb and Food Truck Operator share some highlights from the 2017 NRA show in Chicago.

Cowboy Chicken, Elevation Burger execs: Pay supply chain due respect or pay consequences

In a world, where customers are demanding that restaurants use ethically produced, sustainable and healthful ingredients, supply chain management has grown in its importance. Here, two successful brands discuss how they learned to pay adequate respect to this side of their operations.

Top seven steps to supply chain heaven outlined at summit

Figuring out supply chain problems has a new urgency and importance today that might not have existed just three years ago. Here from the Fast Casual Summit last month, seven key steps to supply chain heaven.

Who really is your supply chain partner?

By Bruce Reinstein, president, Consolidated Concepts A partner is defined as a person or company who takes part in an undertaking or a relationship with another or others comprised of shared risks and profits. In a business sense, your partner needs to make money if they are saving you money.

How to create a nimble supply chain

Brands must either invest in their own supply chain departments or bring partners in who can support them. Standing pat will only result in increased costs.

NRA 2012: Trends in fast casual

Jeff Allen, US Foods director of emerging concepts, discusses three trends in fast casual during the 2012 NRA Show. The trends are: supply chain optimization, marketing through social media and QR codes, and food quality and innovation.


Getting an ROI out of true sustainability

Truitt Brothers Inc. examines how operators can fulfill consumer demand for sustainability while focusing on the bottom line.

It's time to feel good!

The latter part of May is always a busy time of year on my calendar. During the waning days of spring, there is a convergence of our Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation charity tennis tournament, the National Restaurant Association trade...

Four options for menu labeling

For weeks I have wanted to write this blog; the one that lets you know options and choices for finally getting menu nutritional information on your menu/from your recipes and where to turn. Certainly, I will miss some of the...

Local: The ins, the outs and the details

We hear the term local tossed around pretty loosely nowadays. While it's popping up on just about everything with a price tag (local business, locally owned, locally operated, locally whatever), there is no place more popular to tout the term local than in food.    And with good reason.

LaVoie: Supply chain trends for 2011

Where technology and logistics are expected to lead the restaurant industry.

NRA: Thrust Electric Bikes steal the focus of Conserve Solutions pavilion

The bikes can offer QSR and fast casual concepts a less expensive delivery option.

Food futures: Buy now, pay later

Locking in food prices can be a losing venture or a saving grace.  

NAFEM, FS/TEC open next week

Co-located manufacturing, technology shows to feature innovations in foodservice industry.

Stretching a supply chain

Connections, menu flexibility are key to how far brands can reach.

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